Homeless in Vancouver: Today’s OK but yesterday had spring in its step
I’m not complaining.
Today’s nice, I guess—yesterday was just better.
By noon it was crystal clear that something special was up.
It was as though someone had taken a slice of spring out of the freezer and left it to thaw.
The sun this time of year normally blazes cold light, but yesterday sun seekers were rewarded with a gentle touch of warmth, enough to stir memories of the summer past and to plant a quiet thought:
“Shhh… Spring is coming!”
Nice while it lasted
Of course it didn’t last. By the evening all thoughts of spring were back in the freezer—wouldn’t want them to spoil.
I had a late dinner—things needed charging—so I didn’t leave McDonald’s until 11 p.m. By that time the temperature had to be near to, or below, zero.
If it wasn’t, someone expected it soon would be; I watched as a transit maintenance truck headed west up Broadway, coating the overhead electric trolley bus wires with de-icing fluid as it went.
I too went—in search of some black ice and darned it I didn’t find some!